This last year.
This last year has been one hell of a ride. I went from barely having any work to having more work than I can handle without help. So what did I do? Hired a flatter! Hah! So now I'm not just a freelancer but also an employer. Crazy shit right?
But that's not all, last year also saw me get coloring work published not once but twice by one of the largest indy comic book companies, IDW. IDW may not be known by some of you if you aren't into comics but you do know the properties they own. Properties like G.I. Joe, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, Transformers, the all new Jem series, My Little Pony, and of course the title I worked on Star Mage. So not too shabby. That was a fun experience working with talented folks like Martin Dunn, Derrick Fish, Magnus Magnus.
This last year also saw me get not one, but three titles I've worked on get into diamond distributors and become nationally distributed. Bubba the Redneck werewolf from Creature Entertainment and Mitch Hyman, Tailwands by Hashtag Studios, and Star Mage.
When I think back on last year and the great contacts I've made this year who are helping me get even further ahead, I think this year is shaping up to be an even better year than last and that gives me goosebumps. The good kind.